Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Mystery of Marie Roget Collector's Edition
Another dark tale is told… From best selling game developer ERS Games comes another chilling Edgar Allan Poe mystery! This time, help a newlywed couple unravel the mystery of a strange threat… from the beyond. With Dupin as your guide, use a magic mirror and your own wits to track down all leads.
February 20, 2015
ERS Game Studios
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Screensavers
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Souvenir Room & Making Of
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
The Mystery of Marie Roget opens with a rather humdrum cutscene, but then things start to get exciting very quickly. In our opinion, The Mystery of Marie Roget has the best storyline out of all the Dark Tales installments. There is the right amount of twists and turns, as well as a solidly-done mysterious and gloomy atmosphere which adds to the suspense of the plot. Furthermore, there are not too many characters in the game which is a good thing, since each character can easily find his or her time in the spotlight. As a result, the game is filled with interesting and memorable characters instead of tens of boring ones.
Graphics wise, ERS did nothing particularly special. The locations are appropriately dark and slightly creepy, and the special effects are nicely done. Still, the graphics do look a little too hazy from time to time and the majority of the locations are not very unique-looking. On the other hand, we thoroughly enjoyed the audio aspects of this game; the music fits the game beautifully and the voice overs are fittingly dramatic.
The Mystery of Marie Roget has an entertaining gameplay, although nothing revolutionary. Most of the game involves the usual backtracking and completing the typical tasks, along with searching through the mundane junk piles of hidden object scenes and solving some pretty fun puzzles. In addition, you also have a Magic Mirror which is useful for finding answers about suspicious items in your inventory.
As for the length, the main game of The Mystery of Marie Roget took us around 4 hours to complete and while the 45-minute bonus chapter is not necessary, it is worth playing. Other extras are the standards, check out our Checklist above for the full list.
In this series:
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher
- Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Mystery of Marie Roget
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Metzengerstein
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Lenore
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Morella